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The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun Book Review!

The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun is almost ten years old, and continues to inspire people! In this video book review, I chose one book to represent each principle. Check them out and scroll down to get links to the … Continue reading

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Up Close & Personal With: Me!

Most of the time I’m the one conducting the interviews. But in this delightful turning of the tables, Jeffrey Davis of Tracking Wonder asked me to share some of my favourite books with him for his second annual Books That … Continue reading

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Three Books Certain to Increase Your Impact

Are you confusing effort with impact? I know you’re working hard, but are you making the difference you could and you should? In this short video, you’ll find three of my favourite books and strategies to make a real difference. … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Reading List

Book-tastic The Tour de France pack has just ridden up its last big mountain, and the Maillot Jaune (first) and the Lanterne Rouge (last) have been awarded. England is (annoyingly) beating Australia at cricket. And I’m eating too much espresso … Continue reading

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Here’s what I think about John Jantsch’s new book (and two others you’ll like)

John Jantsch is all about serving small business owners, so not typically an author a time-crunched manager might come across in her weighing up of business books. And certainly, his previous books - which are very good – are all about … Continue reading

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Here’s What I Think About Brene Brown’s New Book (Plus One Great Interview)

Brene Brown has lit up the TED stages with grace, humour and wisdom on vulnerability and on shame, so it’s no surprise everyone’s excited about her new book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, … Continue reading

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Book Review: 3 Best New Books on Great Work

I’ve posted here more than once on the books that have influenced my thinking about (and living of) Great Work. For those of you with a copy of the book, there’s a pretty good resources list towards the end which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Best 3 Books on Being Lazy (and Getting Things Done)

This month I’ve been writing about being a time-crunched manager and how to be a lazy coach. (You might have picked up the handy tips here and here.) So it’s only appropriate that I carry on in that same lazy … Continue reading

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Best 3 Books on Productivity (which aren’t Getting Things Done)

Productivity – it’s a slippery beast. On the one hand, it makes all kinds of sense to get focused and efficient and what you do. On the other, it can become an end in itself (“woo hoo, zero inbox!”) as … Continue reading

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